Shaded Spruce Cactus Cuties Card – AWH Colour Creations

Shaded Spruce Cactus Cuties Card – AWH Colour Creations

Welcome to week 42 of our 2021-22 Colour Creations blog hop! Tonight we are showcasing Shaded Spruce from the Regals family.

Have you ever looked at the index of bundles at the back of the Stampin’ Up! catalogues? They are filled with some wonderful card ideas and I often forget to look at them, but this week I’ve CASED the Cactus Cuties bundle card from the back of the January – June Mini Catalogue. I loved the way the background had been created using strips of DSP and cardstock, as well as the fresh vibrant mix of greens and pinks. This is the colour combination I’ve used for my card.

Shaded Spruce Colour Combination

To make the striped background I simply layered 3/4 inch strips of DSP and card stock onto a card base covered in Stampin’ Seal. Both DSP patterns are from the Pattern Party DSP and the strips of cardstock are Shaded Spruce, Just Jade, Blushing Bride and Flirty Flamingo.

My cactus layer is a mix of stamping directly onto the Basic White layer, stamping and fussy cutting or using the Cactus builder punch to punch out the shapes. I love the slightly retro feel of the images, type fonts and shapes in the Cactus Cuties bundle…for me it evokes those mid-century houses in LA with their incredible cactus gardens.

This is such a fun and versatile bundle for making both male and female cards using all kinds of colours. I’ve stamped the cactus on the left in Mint Macaron with Blushing Bride flowers and popped it into a punched out Shaded Spruce pot. The cactus on the right is stamped in Shaded Spruce and punched out with a Flirty Flamingo pot that is fussy cut using Paper Snips.

The “Just a Note” sentiment is stamped in Memento Tuxedo Black ink and a few “Sequins for Everything” add a touch of sparkle to my Cactus Cuties card.

Now it’s time to hop on over to our next participant, the lovely Kate Morgan – I can’t wait to see what Kate has made this week!

If at any time you find a broken link, you can find the complete list of all participants below.

If you live in Australia, you can find and purchase all these products in my Stampin’ Up! Online Store or by clicking on the links below.

Product List

We will be back to showcase Smoky Slate on April 6.

Wherever you are in the world, stay safe, stay calm … and keep on crafting xxx

Cath xx

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